When it comes to house personalization, the key area you certainly want to adjust to your needs and activities is the living room. However, the key to a perfectly comfortable life in Australia is life outdoors. But we don’t have the time to make every day the day for the wilderness or even a local park, and this is where our backyards become our sanctuary places for outside activities. Here are some add-ons to perfecting your backyard for your and your guests’ entertainment.
Clean the existing space and check what are you starting with
The first move should always be checking your canvas. A backyard cleaning should help you see what do you already have – maybe some chairs that need a new coat of paint, or the old flower beds that can be used again for, let’s say, herb garden? Also, you will see the potential the best while spending time in the area and feel the vibe you would want to follow in the further update process.
Planning the backyard design
The design of the backyard is completely up to your wishes, wallet, but do not forget the existing home design. If you could see yourself selling the property at any point in the future, try to make a cohesive home out of the house, back, and front yard. You can always check out the hottest design trends, but try to make the design appeal to your lifestyle. Cacti garden doesn’t sound like a good idea if you want to play volleyball, as much as the large patio area isn’t fit for small backyards.
Patio or pergola
The easiest way to update your backyard while raising its value on the market is to bring the living room to your backyard. Putting flooring outside will make it cleaner to use (it’s easy to clean, and there is less dirt), and it is a perfect base for a kitchen, sitting area, tanning spots, children’s play area, or even dancing area! The shadow of the secluded space, which is provided by pergola installation will give this area a cozy, more chill vibe to enjoy leisure.
Following the deck installation, do not forget about the sitting area. Sure, you want to be active, play, swim, garden or have a party, but there is no chance that you or your dear guests wouldn’t want to simply sit and relax in the outdoor area at one point. Be it a table with simple wooden chairs or a huge sofa with blankets and pillows, it will be a key moment of the day. Looking at the sunset, the children playing, waves in the distance, or your lovely garden, trust that you will want to sit and enjoy the view you prepared.
No hot summer activity like swimming
Chances are that you either dream or already have a pool in your backyard. While designing your backyard, try incorporating water elements into your home – you know how the summers get hot! When it comes to the existing pool area, the greatest impact on the backyard redesign will have the change in the largest part of the backyard – the pool itself. Even if not considering a redesign, the pools deteriorate over the years from the usage and chemicals used to upkeep, so the pool renovations are a must if you want to use them for a long time. Maybe even try adding a water fountain so that the freshness in the air is present whether you have the pool or not.
Alfresco kitchen for the all-year-round party
When you began reading this article, you imagined the ideal backyard with many days or nights spent there. All alone, with your family, or with many friends, celebrating or simply enjoying the weekend, you’ve seen it. No matter the occasion, you want to make it pretty but versatile, so everyone can enjoy your backyard the way they prefer, or you simply want to differentiate parts of the backyard that have a different purpose. Anyhow, the alfresco is a design popular and versatile to the point where anyone can include it in their backyard! There is no Aussie party like the ones outside, and there is also no summer day better spent than eating BBQ after a pool hour.
What is a nice backyard without a touch of green?
The last piece of advice is the most logical one, yet easily forgotten if there are existing plants in the backyard area. Whatever the design, an up kept green lawn, and a few trees can never be a mistake. Every addition, however, is more than welcome, especially if you consider involving autochthonic species. The fresh looks will be emphasized by the fresh air and the beautiful shade the trees provide to enjoy in your perfect backyard.